Cat’s Morning Bits for November 5, 2019
Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
Along the line of smoky hills
The crimson forest stands,
And all the day the blue-jay calls
Throughout the autumn lands.
-William Wilfred Campbell (1861-1918)
Spiritual Unite: Hawthorn Tree Symbolism – A Very Special Tree
Hawthorn tree symbolism has a long history in the Celtic, Greek, and Druid traditions.
It also features heavily in modern Druidic practice, as it has culturally across Europe and the Mediterranean, particularly in festivals welcoming the arrival of summer.
ThoughtCo: Taliesin, Chief of the Welsh Bards
In Welsh mythology, Taliesin is the son of Cerridwen, and god of the bards. The tale of his birth is an interesting one – Cerridwen brews up a potion in her magical cauldron to give to her son Afagddu (Morfran), and puts the young servant Gwion in charge of guarding the cauldron.
MBG: 8 Unexpected Ways To Practice Gratitude That Aren’t Journaling
Our society can be very goal-oriented and future-focused, and practicing gratitude adds some much-needed balance. It’s a powerful appreciation of what is already here, right now, helping to ground you in the moment. To time with National Gratitude Month, here are some out-of-the-box ways to think about and kick-start your gratitude practice:
Pioneer Thinking: Essential Oils for Common Problems
There are many types of essential oils available at your local health food store, but what exactly can you do with them? If you’re unfamiliar with their versatile uses, we recommend trying these essential oils to help with three common problems.
Elephant Journal: A Morning Prayer for those who Long for Healing.
I wish mornings would feel like
a kiss from seraphs in heaven,
when the cloudless blue sky would embrace my..
MNN: How to watch this year’s Taurid meteor shower
The Taurid meteor shower is a fairly long-running event, often producing visible fireballs for several weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving, and tends to offer more than one peak. In 2019, meteor activity from the Taurids is expected to be the highest for about a week between Nov. 4 and Nov. 12. Unlike other celestial fireworks from recurring showers like the Perseids or Leonids, the Taurids aren’t so famous for their frequency as they are for the extremely bright fireballs.
EarthSky News: Sky Bear comes to Earth in November
Tonight … a constellation you might or might not see, depending on your latitude. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Big Dipper is probably the sky’s best known asterism. In other words, it’s a recognizable pattern of stars – not an official constellation. The Big Dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major, otherwise known as the Great Bear.
Patheos-Pagan: This Week in Magical Astrology: Nov 4-10, 2019 Hold My Beer, I’m Going In.
I know I told everyone that Mercury Retrograde wasn’t the end of the world last week. That is still the case, but this week we are going to get to see more than one fire start as a result of the environment created by this particular retrograde.
WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?
“We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.”
— Bertrand Russell
Many of the qualities that bring fulfilment in life are feelings, like love, joy, freedom and gratitude.
In our overly rational world, we tend to think about how we feel, which, of course, is not feeling at all — it’s thinking.
Honour your feelings and be willing to experience them. They give us valuable feedback about what is and what is not working in our lives. They are the signposts to meaningful inner work.
“With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustainit. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.”
— Doc Childre
A Note from the Universe
I’m not just in everyone I am everyone.
Today’s Recipe: Muffin Tin Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Make your next pineapple upside down cake in muffin tins for a sweet little treat.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
Beliefnet: 7 Signs You Are Right Where You’re Supposed to Be
Knowing that you are right where you are supposed to be isn’t the easiest task. In fact, it’s a process. Too many of us are waiting for something big to change in our lives so that we can finally say we’re in the right place in life.
Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man
It’s possible that a trust has been violated or a relationship may be hurt by a broken promise, or you sense that this might happen soon. Until you know for sure who and what might be involved, take no action, although the discreet question asked of a trustworthy person might be all right, though still risky. Make no accusations but respect your own self-interest
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